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Thirsty?

Do you ever wake up in the night just parched? Thirsty enough to drag yourself out of bed and to the kitchen just to sage that thirst?

Or in the summer, when the sun is so hot you can see the waves it makes bouncing off the asphalt . . . and your chasing children, first one direction and then another. Sweat is pouring down your face, your back, your legs. All you want is a cold bottle of water or an ice cold coke and a seat to enjoy it in.

Do you ever stop and think about the thousands of people on this planet who don’t have the luxury of clean water? When they get thirsty, they have to decide if it’s worth taking the chance of getting REALLY sick just to not be thirsty. Or they must cart water from miles away – so that each drop becomes rationed. Do you wash with it? Drink it? Clean with it?

For those that are unfortunate, they end up with one of many diseases like cholera. Cholera that makes you so sick that you literally lose gallons of fluid each day . . . and how do they replace it when there source for hydration is exactly what made them sick in the first place?

Thank God there are men and women working to help these people. One of these organizations is Project 320 Charity:Water.

And today if you make a $10 donation, you can enter to win HUNDREDS of dollars in prizes over at my SIL’s blog. Check them out:

One Ready Made File From

Becca of Jumping Jax Designs

$15 Value

Winner's Choice of Photograph or Card

Janet of Janet Ridgeway Photgraphy

Value of $10-$12

Winner's Choice Of Family Tree 1 or 2

Kimmie of Sugar and Dots

Value of $20-$25

Modern Love Fairytale Quote Print

Winner's Choice of Color

Stephanie at GeeZees Canvas Art

Value of $25

Holiday Cheers Vintage Fabric Bib with Chenille Backing

Kristiana at Krispy Banana Kids

Value of $12

Winner's Choice of any Diaper Clutch Listed
Amanda at Practical Designs
Value of $6.50

Winner's Choice of Tie Die Peace Sign T-shirt
Any Size Newborn to Adult 6XL
Dawn at TDFT
Value of $14-$25

Complete Blog Makeover

The winner will receive a Custom Happy Photo Header, a Coordinating Blog Button, and a Lovely Layout Update which includes installation of header, button, and blog background, along with updating your blog's layout and color scheme.

Heather at Blessed Little Nest

Value of $68

Stamped Penny From Heaven Necklace
Christy of Wired Whimsy
Value of $16.50

Two Rock-N-Happy Heart Devotionals
Stars, Guitars, and Megaphones CD
Have A Fancy Yancy Christmas CD

Yancy Not Nancy

Value of  $36.85

Little Boys Chef Style Apron

Little Girl's Eco Chic Everyday Apron

Joan at Momo's Retro Fashions
Value of $20

31 Bits Bracelet 'Darby'

Jenni at Carlisle Clan Conversation

Value of $14

Signed Copy of Totally Desperate Mom
Wendy Hagen of Tales From The Motherhood
Value of $12.00

Triple Layer Pinwheel Bow in Black, Pink, and Zebra
Tia at Little Bow Head
Value $3.50

$50 Gift Certificate from Ragamuffin Beauties
Value of $50

To enter:

1. Go to Charity:Water and make a donation of at least $10.

2. For every $10 you donate, you will receive one entry into the giveaway.

3. Go to Carlisle Clan Conversation and leave a comment for each $10 you donated.

The giveaway will end on December 20 at midnight.

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